Hello! My name is Meghan. I got a degree in Linguistics back in 2012, studied Spanish all through college, then lived in Spain for two years. I am now back at school, pursuing a degree in Translation here in Denver!
Latest posts by Meghan McDonald
The Convenient Uses of Mexico's “Foreign Enemy” Doctrine
"The doctrine, before being imparted to its recipients, came with a dose of shock therapy, plus several months amplifying the panic-ridden discourse in the United States prior to the elections."
For One Somalia-Born UK Citizen, Brexit Is a “Point of No Return”
"This is not the England I grew up in, the one I wanted so much to belong to."
Going to University in Paraguay Can Be a Life-or-Death Decision
In the latest installment of the series 'Cows That Fly, Schools That Crumble', two students are forced to make a dangerous river crossing to get to class.
Colombia's Guerilla Fighters Like You've Never Seen Them
An award-winning photo by Luís Acosta shows the human side of Colombia's guerrilla fighters.
A Veteran of the Malvinas War Shares His Healing Journey to the Past
War veteran Miguel Savage says there are three ways to cope terrible suffering: “block everything out, play the victim, or embrace the pain and turn it into something positive.”
‘We Need to Normalize HIV Now, Not Tomorrow,’ Says One Chilean Artist
"I have HIV. I am a person."
Battle of the Hashtags: Mapping the Online Conversation Surrounding Mexico's Gas Prices
In the wake of protests following Mexico's hike in gas prices, social media has become a battlefield over the propagation of false stories.
‘The War Against Drugs Creates a War for Drugs’
"I think what we have done to Latin America has been terrible to the utmost extreme, but it can come to an end. The alternative exists," says journalist Johann Hari.
Argentina Confronts the Scourge of Women’s Nipples
A police crackdown on three topless women at a beach has sparked a national debate about the gender inequality of the country's recreational dresscode.
British Journalist Thinks The World Owes Latin America an Apology for the So-Called ‘War on Drugs’
In this story, published in two parts, Estefanía Sepúlveda Portilla interviews British journalist Johann Hari. They discuss and deconstruct the "War on Drugs" and its origins.
Women Facing Violence in Ecuador Vow to Be ‘Silent No More’
In an interview with Global Voices, the co-creators of “Silent No More” explained how they were inspired by other movements in Latin America to rally women to speak up.
In Mexico, Psychiatric Patients Are Ready for Innovation, But Health Centers Are Not
One hundred and nine patients live full-time at the Villa Ocaranza Hospital, an institution marred by a dark history. They will be the last group to do so.